A Career as a Conservation Ranger
Regular Salary Increases
Employees are considered for performance based salary increases annually.
Under the State Health Benefit Plan, employees may choose single or family coverage. Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) are also available to employees in some portions of the state.
Optional Insurance Programs
Life and dependent life, accidental death and dismemberment, short and long term disability, dental, vision, and legal insurance are available to all state employees.
Employees with up to 5 years of service may accumulate 1¼ leave days per month; from 6-10 years of service, 1½ leave days per month; beginning with the 11th year of service, 1¾ leave days per month.
State Employees Credit Union
All state employees are eligible to join the State Employees Credit Union.
Deferred Compensation Program
This program allows eligible employees to put aside a portion of their pay before state or federal income taxes are deducted and to build financial security for retirement above and beyond what their basic retirement plan may offer.
Minimum qualifications are age 60 with at least 10 years of creditable service. With 30 years service, employees may retire at any age. To qualify for disability retirement, one must have at least 13 years and 4 months of service and be permanently disabled from further performance of duties.
Generally, employees are insured at 18 times their monthly salary under the Employees Retirement System Group Term Life Insurance program.
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